Hi Readers. I'm Paul and my hobby is to explore the most strange, isolated and unusual destinations and especially islands in the World. There are thousand islands in oceans in the world. Just Phillipines consist of 7000 islands. It has not been possible to come up with the total number of islands around other water bodies such as lakes due to the wide and varying definitions of what makes an island. The human population inhabiting the islands is approximated at over six hundred million.